Prep cross country: Meadowdale’s Knechtel, Sanders finish in top 10 at Sehome Invitational

mavs-logoMeadowdale Mavericks Colin Knechtel and Cameron Sanders each grabbed top 10 finishes in the boys division of the 7th annual Sehome Invitational, a prep cross country event held Saturday at Civic Stadium in Bellingham.

Knechtel placed seventh in the junior division with a time of 10:50.00 while Sanders ran to an eighth place finish in the senior division with a time of 10.36.00.

Lynnwood Royal Malia Pivec topped a field of 176 runners and easily won the girls senior division. Pivec completed the 3200 meter course in a time of 11:41.00, bettering the second-place finisher Katherine Slack of Kamiak by 43 seconds.

Pivec finished seventh in the 3A girls state cross country championships last year and is looking to put together another stellar season for this, her senior year at Lynnwood.

Lynnwood scored enough points to place fifth in the boys senior division team standings; the Lynnwood girls finished 12th in their senior/junior division team standings. The Sehome Mariners captured both the boys senior team and the girls senior/junior team titles at the event.

Prep Cross Country: Sehome Invitational, Sept. 10
Individual results (Lynnwood & Meadowdale, senior and junior divisions)
1. Malia Pivec. Lynnwood (senior division and overall), 11:41.00
13. Brooke Schroeder, Lynnwood (junior division), 13.38.00
24. Taylor Fahey, Lynnwood (senior division), 14.13.00
28. Moriah (Bear) Lund, Meadowdale (senior division), 14.26.00
50. Kiara Dailer, Meadowdale (junior division), 15.26
50. Emilie Mathiason, Meadowdale (senior division), 16.01.00
65. Emily Bang, Lynnwood (senior division), 17.47.00
87. Kau’I Pi’ilani, Lynnwood (junior division), 17.59.00
77. Holly Davis, Lynnwood (senior division), 20.37
8. Cameron Sanders, Meadowdale (senior division), 10.36.00
7. Colin Knechtel, Meadowdale (junior division), 10:50.00
13. Leul Wolde, Lynnwood (senior division), 11.03.00
55. Cyrus Marshall, Meadowdale (senior division), 12.20.00
67. Ian McGaughey, Meadowdale (senior division), 12.37.00
87. Gabriel Summers, Lynnwood (junior division), 13.03.00
78. Spencer Willard, Lynnwood (senior division), 13.30.00
109. Ethan Sargent, Meadowdale (junior division), 13.52.00
90. Devon Steed, Meadowdale (senior division), 14.35.00

— By Doug Petrowski

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